BLESS THIS SCOUSE; Liverpool 3, Leeds 0.STEVE McManaman Steven "Steve" McManaman (born 11 February, 1972, in Liverpool, England) is an English former footballer of the 1990s and early 2000s, who played as a midfielder in a career spanning two of European Football's biggest club football sides in Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid. last night put Liverpool into the FA Cup semi- finals and earned this glowing tribute from Howard Wilkinson Howard Wilkinson (born 13 November 1943 in Sheffield) is a former English football manager. His son Ben is a professional footballer currently playing for Hull City. Playing career
Wilkinson has played for Sheffield Wednesday, Boston United and Brighton & Hove Albion. : "He was virtually unstoppable."
McManaman ran Leeds ragged with two magnificent goals in a sixth round replay at Anfield.
Robbie Fowler Robert Bernard 'Robbie' Fowler, (born 9 April 1975 in Liverpool) is an English footballer who currently plays for Championship side Cardiff City.
Fowler's career began with Liverpool,with whom he made his debut in 1993. celebrated his England call-up with Liverpool's third but it was his close pal McManaman who picked up the man of the match award and the tribute.
Leeds boss Wilkinson said: "It was a tale of one player - Steve McManaman. We had two problems. One of them was him, the other was that the ball didn't stick for us up front so we never got any breathers.
"At half-time I told the players McManaman had been our only problem with his ability, his dribbling, and his shooting.
"He missed the target a few times but kept coming back for more and the first time he got behind us he scored.
"We had great difficulty in stopping him. We handled them quite well but he was like a wild card that we couldn't cope with.
"He did what he set out to
do - win that football match and you can only look on at the kid with envy and admiration.
"His first goal was a hell of a shot with no backlift and against a keeper who is very much in form."
McManaman joked afterwards: "I reckon I had 57 shots, so two of them had to go in!
"We learned after the first game at Elland Road Elland Road is the home stadium of the football team Leeds United. It is currently the 11th largest football stadium in England and the largest stadium in Yorkshire. It is also the largest English stadium outside of the Premiership, and the largest in League 1. that we had to be patient.
"We had a good dress rehearsal dress rehearsal
A full, uninterrupted rehearsal of a play with costumes and stage properties.
1. against Chelsea on Saturday and had to be patient. We did the same thing tonight."
Liverpool's manager Roy Evans
He said: "Leeds paid him the compliment of putting a man on him but he still produced an exceptional performance.
"Some of his finishing was a bit misguided and when he finally scored it was about time he got one on target.
"We go on about passing and moving for each other here but he does give us another option -he just decides to run at teams and on a good day he's fantastic."
Liverpool now face Aston Villa in the last four at Old Trafford Old Trafford commonly refers to two sporting arenas: